Dining with girl geeks at Google

So on my first visit to the London office of Google last Thursday, I’m mostly remembering the food experience as much as the people who were there. That experience was when I joined in with nearly 100 others to celebrate the third anniversary of the London Girl Geek Dinners. Indeed, reviewing the few photos I took on Thursday, the focus is very much on Google food. Take a look through this Flickr slideshow and you’ll see. The event took place…

Skype at 5

It seems to have been here Since Time Began. But no, it’s just five short years since Skype first appeared. And it’s just over four short years since I first started using Skype, in August 2004. Skype has made a big impact for millions of people in enabling those people to communicate with others, for free in many cases and most definitely at low cost in all cases. Probably the most significant impact for me concerns For Immediate Release, the…

FIR Interview: Zembly CTO Todd Fast

Sun Microsystems is readying a new online tool that will allow non-programmers to develop social applications in a collaborative manner. Zembly, currently in private beta, will make it easy for those with minimal programming skills to create widgets, Facebook applications, and other tools that can support communication and marketing objectives. Zembly’s CTO, Todd Fast, discusses the project and how communicators might use it. Listen to this podcast now: [display_podcast] Get this podcast: Download the MP3 file (11.2Mb, 24:32) Get the…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #375: August 28, 2008

Content summary: PR Week blog contest update; brief discussion of FIR interview with Maggie Fox and Geoff Livingston; discussion of Jason Calacanis’ post about do-it-yourself PR for startup CEOs who should fire their PR agencies; the Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop; Dan York’s report and a follow-up discussion about the state of Technorati; the music from Amy MacDonald; and more.. Listen to FIR now: [display_podcast] Get FIR: Download the MP3 file (29.6Mb, 64:36) Subscribe to the RSS feed Get the…

Notables in the 2008 Gartner hype cycle

Updated on August 29, 2016 Last month, IT industry analysts Gartner published their 2008 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Here’s what it looks like: What I find especially interesting is where on the hype cycle some of these technologies are, especially seeing their current and predicted positions along the Technology Trigger and cresting the Peak of Inflated Expectations. What will languish in the Trough of Disillusionment, and what will emerge onto the Slope of Enlightenment? Gartner’s own summary is this:…

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